Honey mixed with cinnamon can improve health, and has been used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine for centuries. Honey can be used to treat diseases without side effects. For example, although sweet, honey does not harm diabetics, when the appropriate dosage is used. An article published in the Canadian magazine Weekly World News in 1995 lists the following uses of honey and cinnamon to treat disease:
Arthritis: Mix 2 spoonfuls of warm water with 1 teaspoon each of honey and cinnamon powder. Apply to the aching part of the body, and massage to relieve pain within 15 minutes.
Make a drink with 2 spoonfuls of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of hot water. Drink daily to treat chronic arthritis. In research done at Copenhagen University, Denmark, doctors gave a mixture of honey and cinnamon to 200 patients before breakfast, and 73 experienced significant pain reduction within a month. Most had difficulty walking, and some found this improved after the trial.
Hair loss: Apply hot olive oil containing 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the scalp for 5 to 15 minutes before shampooing.
Toothache: Mix 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and 5 spoons of honey into a paste. Spread on the aching area 3 times a day until pain goes.
Cold: Take a tablespoon of warm honey with 1/4 spoon of cinnamon powder 3 times a day for cold symptoms like a chronic cough, and blocked sinuses.
Stomach discomfort: According to Indian and Japanese research, eating honey with cinnamon can alleviate stomachache and intestinal gas pain.
Indigestion: Take 2 tablespoons of honey mixed with cinnamon powder before meals to aid digestion and reduce acidity.
Heart disease: For breakfast, spread honey and cinnamon on bread to reduce cholesterol, improve heart function, and help prevent heart disease. This also reduces breathing problems. In North America, many nursing homes use honey and cinnamon to treat patients with venous obstruction.
Immune system: Daily consumption of honey and cinnamon can strengthen the immune system. Honey contains plenty of vitamins and iron. Eating it regularly can help white blood cells combat bacteria and viruses.
Influenza: Spanish scientists have found that honey and cinnamon can help prevent flu and the common cold.
Aging: Regular consumption of honey and cinnamon tea can slow the aging process. Add 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder to 3 cups of boiling water. Drink 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day to keep your skin smooth and help you look younger!
Overweight: 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before bedtime, drink a cup of boiled water with honey and cinnamon. This can assist with weight loss, even if you have a high-calorie diet, because honey and cinnamon prevent accumulation of body fat.
Fatigue: The sugar content in honey is good for the human body. Consumption of honey with cinnamon makes the elderly more energetic. In extensive research on this subject, Dr. Milton found energy levels are improved after two weeks by drinking a glass of water with honey and a pinch of cinnamon in the morning after brushing the teeth, and in the afternoon around 3 p.m.
Bad breath: South Americans rinse their mouths with hot water containing 1 tablespoon of honey and cinnamon every day to keep the breath fresh all day long.